Flagstones in various sizes and shapes creates an authentic, English countryside-esque exterior on a contemporary style home. Black paned windows line up symmetrically across the back of the house to let in afternoon light.
A sleek and simple wood plank patio transitions seamlessly from indoor to outdoor living thanks to five sets of French doors along the lower level. The dark bottom pool looks moody and modern against a concrete tile deck.
One of the special design features of this riverfront home is its detached pool house: A 12 x 12-foot glass cube was built as a meditation retreat and is treated to panoramic views of the garden and pool.
This is not your average pool house: The structure includes a meditation area and fire pit. Along the back side is a spa-like glass-tiled shower and changing room as well as an outdoor shower. The building's stone wall doubles as a climbing wall and features a waterfall that empties into the pool.
Blurring the lines between indoors and out, the same slate tile flows from the foyer to the back patio area at the HGTV Dream Home 2014. Two adjoining steel walls of windows overlook the mountain and golf course views behind this vacation getaway.
A dramatic curved window and turret-like extension give this stone and clapboard home fairy tale curb appeal. The stone driveway features an artful inlaid design and offers plenty of extra parking for guests. The four-level house offers dramatic views across Long Island Sound, from nearly every room.